Penny Watson

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PENNY WATSON is a dachshund-lover, botanist, and award-winning author of quirky fiction. Titles include THE KLAUS BROTHERS SERIES, LUMBERJACK IN LOVE, APPLES SHOULD BE RED (finalist for the CoRWA Award of Excellence), and A TASTE OF HEAVEN (winner of 2016 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award).

She lives with her Filipino-American family outside of Boston.

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Penny Watson Hi Jenny! Yes, I am planning 3 more stories--one for Sven, one for Gregor, and one for Wolfie. Sven's book, SWEET ADVENTURE, will be out this holiday…moreHi Jenny! Yes, I am planning 3 more stories--one for Sven, one for Gregor, and one for Wolfie. Sven's book, SWEET ADVENTURE, will be out this holiday season.(less)
Penny Watson I just saw this question! This is tough because there are so many favorites. Here are a few...Julie Garwood THE BRIDE, THE SECRET, RANSOM, THE LION'S…moreI just saw this question! This is tough because there are so many favorites. Here are a few...Julie Garwood THE BRIDE, THE SECRET, RANSOM, THE LION'S LADY, etc. I adore Amanda Quick...favorites include RAVISHED and WITH THIS RING. I also love the early Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn, early Cynster Series by Stephanie Laurens, SLIGHTLY MARRIED by Mary Balogh. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER by Karen Hawkins is fantastic, too. DREAMING OF YOU by Lisa Kleypas is a favorite re-read! So swoony! I'll add some more as I think of them. Happy Reading!(less)
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Lumberjack in Love

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Apples Should Be Red

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Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Br...

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Summer Wrap-Up

Freshly-picked berries from my garden.
I had plans for this summer. Big plans.

My daughter was going away for six weeks (art camp), and I was going to finish my novel.

Suuuuuuuuuuure.

So, that didn't happen.

Things did not go exactly as planned.

After dealing with concerns about my mother's health this past year, my family decided to move her into an assisted living home in Providence. She had spent... Read more of this blog post »
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LUMBERJACK IN LOVE (Romance)
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Description: What happens when a sassy city slicker meets a hunky bearded lumberjack living in Vermont? LUMBERJACK IN LOVE
SWEET MAGIK (Romance)
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Description: Can a punk snow boarder and a librarian find love in the North Pole? An unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve and some elfin magik lead Oskar Klaus on the adventure of a lifetime.
SWEET INSPIRATION (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 28, 2009 07:19AM
Description: A saucy, quirky take on the legend of Santa Claus and the North Pole!

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Blackmailed by the Greek's Vows by Tara Pammi
"Second Chance story. Heroine is a poor-little-rich-girl heroine who has self-esteem issues. Hero is from the gutter and was adopted by wealthy parents. He has trust issues. I’ve read this scenario before, but I enjoyed it again in this author’s ha..." Read more of this review »
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"I couldn't force myself to finish this. It starts off with a post-apocalyptic serial abductor/killer and then dives into multiple chapters of rich girl, high school drama, none of which was new, done in exquisite detail. Then we're five months int..." Read more of this review »
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"It's nearly impossible to anything new with monsters as old hat as vampires and werewolves. In King Carrion, Hawkins wisely keeps the focus tight and nailed on his main character - a sympathetic everyman who's made plenty of mistakes - as well as..." Read more of this review »
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
" Oh no! I loved this so much when I was little. I think I found all those details fascinating because it brought that time in history alive. It's been ...more "
The Return of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts
" I never jumped on the Nora bandwagon. I tried some of her books but I didn't get hooked. "
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This is an excellent collection of shorts by Andrea Camilleri. The writing is right up my alley...lean, fast-paced, intriguing in a short format.

Each story has a satisfying ending to the mini-mysteries. Inspector Montalbano is quite the character.

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Maggie's Run by Kelly Hunter
" These are the first Tule books I've read, and I was impressed with the writing. Book #4 is very low on conflict/angst, but it's a sweet gentle story. ...more "
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“I'm no light weight, mountain man. It'll take more than a couple of frou-frou Vermont microbrews to get me trashed." She leaned forward and bit his lip. "If you stop, I'm gonna kill you. With your own axe.”
Penny Watson, Lumberjack in Love

“Ami leaned into his side and inhaled the fresh scent of man. “Uh, no. Sometimes my biological clock threatens to explode like a ticking bomb, that’s all. Rachel is so lucky. Nat is a doll. Doug adores them. Don’t mind me, I’m just wishing my laundry pile was filled with boxer shorts and Cinderella T-shirts. I’ll get over it.”
“Why do you have to get over it,” Marcus asked gently. “Sounds like a nice dream to me.”
...a few pages later

Things were looking up. If he could just convince her his boxer shorts belonged in her laundry basket, he’d be right on board with her six-month plan”
Penny Watson, Lumberjack in Love
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“I don’t want to see Bev get hurt. Not after all those years of shoveling Roger’s shit, and um…this is awkward. I’m just wondering—”

“I’m keeping her,” Tom finally said with exasperation.

John choked on his beer. “You’re keeping her?”

“That’s what I said.”

“Does she know you’re keeping her?”

“Nope. Not yet. Keep it under your hat.”

“No problem. Good luck.”

“I don’t need any goddamned luck. I got daisies.”
Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red
tags: sweet

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message 20: by Penny

Penny Watson Stacey is Sassy wrote: "Hey Penny, loved, loved, loved Lumberjack in Love.

See you around :-)"


THANK YOU!


Stacey is Sassy Hey Penny, loved, loved, loved Lumberjack in Love.

See you around :-)


message 18: by Amanda

Amanda Penny wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)"

Hi Amanda! Yep, I decided to write a cou..."


Can't wait to read them!


message 17: by Penny

Penny Watson Amanda wrote: "Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)"

Hi Amanda! Yep, I decided to write a couple more lumberjack books! Next one is about Marcus's younger brother...Jack! ;^) And the third one is about a lumberjack competition. They are really fun to write. Thanks so much!


message 16: by Amanda

Amanda Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)


Savannah Penny, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Penny Watson Sally wrote: "Hi Penny. Thanks for accepting my friend invite!"

Hi Sally! Glad you liked my review for The Hostage Bargain. I loved that book. I'm just about to start a mystery and a sci fi this weekend. Happy Reading!


message 13: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Penny - Thank you for your friendship!


message 12: by Rachel

Rachel Haimowitz Y hallo there, hilarious person! Thanks for the friendvite; I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your reviews! :D


message 11: by Penny

Penny Watson Frances wrote: "Quick question for you, how do you add your blog or a blog link as you have on your profile here? Thanks for any advice. Have a great day and happy writing."

Hi Mary! go to your profile page, then go to "edit data" in the profile box, then you'll see a list of things under your profile photo, including "edit blog"--hit that. Then, you'll see instructions for adding a blog if you already have one. good luck!


message 10: by Frances

Frances Stockton Quick question for you, how do you add your blog or a blog link as you have on your profile here? Thanks for any advice. Have a great day and happy writing.


Frances Stockton Thank you for the friend acceptance here on Goodreads! I've just started my profile and still learning the ins and outs. Any tips?


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Penny Watson K. wrote: "Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can ..."

Hi K! The marketing director said the Wild Rose Press titles are DMR free. Is that good?


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Penny Watson K. wrote: "Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can ..."

I am waiting for a response from the marketing director at TWRP about the pdf files. Will get back to you as soon as I hear from her. Thanks for that awesome plug on the Ami boards for my book! You are hilarious. Self-promotion is sort of a waste of time, in my opinion. No one is really listening to an author pimping her own novel. It has to come from other readers who enjoyed the story. I have to say that it is very nerve-wracking wondering if readers/reviewers will like my book. But I have a pretty tough skin after the contests I did (got perfect scores, as well as crappy scores--some people loved my book, and some did not!!) Such is life, and dealing with the criticism is a skill that all writers need to learn. I hope you like my story...I would describe it as a "light little Christmas ditty"--nothing too heavy or serious. Fun for the holidays!


message 6: by K.

K. Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can read unprotected mobipocket, txt, and pdf without any/or minor conversion)! :( I'll have to send it to Amazon and have it converted I suppose! With all your Ami buddies . . . maybe you should think about publishing in Kindle? (Hint!) LOL! You do have a bit of an edge on all those self-promoters over there -- You've always been a "poster/one of us" first and foremost! With all the books we've read in common, I can't wait to see how romantic your book has turned out! I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to love it -- I'm already loving the premise. :)
K.


message 5: by Penny

Penny Watson K. wrote: "Hi Penny: I just noticed your book "Sweet Inspirations" is coming out on Dec. 2. Sounds really interesting and will be nice to read during the holidays (with the "5 Klaus sons," sounds like it co..."

Hi K! If you purchase the book at the Wild Rose Press website, it is available in 3 formats...Adobe (pdf), MSReader, and Web (HTML). Not sure if Kindle is only able to read books from the Amazon website, or other pdf files as well. My book will be sold at some other e-book sites, like Fictionwise, All Romance Ebooks, and Mybookstore (as far as I know). I am definitely planning a 5-book series, one story for each brother. Right now I'm working on the second one, called Sweet Magik (which is Oskar's story). I can't believe the book is coming out next week!


message 4: by K. (last edited Nov 27, 2009 03:07PM)

K. Hi Penny: I just noticed your book "Sweet Inspirations" is coming out on Dec. 2. Sounds really interesting and will be nice to read during the holidays (with the "5 Klaus sons," sounds like it could become a series?). Do you know if it's going to be published in a format that is compatible with Kindle? Congratulations and thanks a bunch.
K.



Carolyn Crane Hey Penny!

Okay, I'm still figuring this thing out, but it's fun.


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Dina Thanks for the friend invite, Penny! :)


Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them. If you are on MySpace you can join me at www.myspace.com/historicals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HarlequinHistorical I have monthly contests for free books and I try to keep everyone up-to-date with what all the authors are doing.




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